49ers Running Back Jewel Hampton Gives Back
Jewel Hampton, a running back for the San Francisco 49ers, wanted to give back to kids in need this holiday season, and he chose The Julian Center to turn that dream into a reality.
The Julian Center is a safe haven for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. The center, which provides on-site residences, a school and counseling services, is based in Indianapolis, Ind., Jewel’s hometown.
After assessing the center’s needs, Jewel decided to buy items to help improve the center’s playroom, where children living at or visiting the center spend lots of time. Jewel purchased bean bag chairs, a 43-inch flat screen TV, a train table, dolls and strollers, board games, etch-a-sketches, race cars and tracks, play mats and more to help make that area in the facility more enjoyable for the children.
Jewel’s mother, Teresa Lewis, and his sisters were on hand at the Julian Center on Dec. 11 to deliver and put together many of the toys.
The look on the children’s faces when they saw all of the gifts Jewel had provided for the playroom was priceless. Directors at the Julian Center are overjoyed with Jewel’s generosity and his willingness to give back to his community.